Whether you choose to spend your days with horse back riding, visiting the wildlife park, biking, hiking or participating at any other activities at our inn, we have professional staff here to guide you on your endless escapades. At the end of your day spent with exploring the wild beauty of the region, you will love the convenience of returning to Honor Villa. Relax in the comfortable living room in front of the fire place, enjoy a gourmet meal prepared of fine game meat, have a drink at our hunting bar or even opt for a good book or an entertaining video from our book and DVD corner – the choice is yours! Our 15 comfortable bedrooms come with LCD TV, complimentary newspapers and private bathrooms with hairdryer, shower and towels, plus free private parking as standard. All thoughtfully planned to make you feel at home.
The entire hunting lodge design, from the logo mark to the interior was created by our expert team, a group of enthusiastic people with visionary skills. The lodge can be enjoyed by the lifestyles of all people today.
Honor Villa facilities include:
- 24 hour reception
- Breakfast lounge and dinner area
- Hunting bar
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Panorama terrace
- Lobby area with comfortable armchairs and a fireplace
- Free car parking
- Playground made of 100% natural materials
- Book and DVD corner
- Free WiFi
Activities at our Inn
During your stay you can enjoy many activities organised by our experienced stuff. Horseback riding is an integral part of the traditional Transylvanian scene and the naturally gentle Icelandic horse provides excellent riding opportunities. We have chosen the Icelandic Horse because of it’s gentle, friendly disposition and calm manner that make them a delight for anyone to ride. Their two unique gaits, the tölt and the pace, provide a remarkably smooth way to travel over rugged terrain, making long hours in the saddle more comfortable. The tölt is what makes riding Icelandic such a pleasure, with its flowing 4-beat gait providing the sensation of floating while being seated firmly in the saddle. We organise half day or one day trips in the surrounding mountains. These trips are true adventure for everyone. If you are found of wild animals, photography and nature in general visit the wild life park right next to our Hotel. The Ivo Wild Life Park is home to different species of wild animals such as muflon, red, fallow and roe deer.The 320 hectares park is nestled amongt rolling hills and river valleys at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains. The is kept in its natural state. We are proud that Transylvania remains one of the few truly wild landscapes left in Europe. With the exception of minimal fencing and access roads, the natural landscape, flora and fauna are left undisturbed. If you are undecided yet about the perfect activity for your taste, take a look at our News & Promos where you can read about seasonal offers and the newest events at our Hotel. We organise different events in every week. If you don’t want to miss anything, sign up for our newsletter and find out more about the activities organised by us.
Hunting & Tradition
Hunting is an ancient and time-honored tradition, which helps us stay in touch with our roots. It also allows us to experience the link between man and animal in an intimate way. Cloaked in the legend of Count Dracula and the truly bloody history of the 15th and 16th centuries, as Transylvania and the other provinces of today’s Romania defended against the Turkish conquest, the dark forests and rugged Carpathian Mountains have symbolized the wild eastern frontier of Europe to most foreigners. Successively part of the Roman Empire, the Austro-Hungarian Empire, the Ottoman Empire, and the Communist Bloc in the late 20th century, Romania has been a land of continuous conflict and subjugation. Today it is a proud democratic member of the European Union and NATO. This mountainous country, about the size of the sate of Colorado, is thinly populated and still boasts huge areas of wild and remote country, full of wildlife. Fortunately, for the hunting community, its fabulous natural resources are as rich today as ever and a growing tourism industry provides ample opportunity to enjoy hunting, fishing, and other forms of outdoor recreation.
Hunting is the noblest sport yet devised by the hand of man. There were mighty hunters in the Bible, and all the caves where the cave men lived are full of carvings of assorted game … If you hunt to eat, or hunt for sport for something fine, something that will make you proud, and make you remember every single detail of the day you found him and shot him, that is good …
The Old Man and The Boy by Robert Ruark
At one time, Romania was arguably the greatest hunting country in Europe. The Communist dictator Nikolai Ceaucescu was a fanatic hunter himself and is infamous today for the excesses to which he took his sport. He is credited with having killed more than 200 European brown bears and more than 300 red stags. Witnesses say he shot as many as 30 chamois in a single driven shoot. Today, Ceaucescu is gone, and luckily much of the hunting resource remain intact. Romania is by far the finest country in Europe for hunting the European brown bear. The population is not only higher, but bears grow much larger in the Carpathian Mountains than they do elsewhere in Europe. It is still possible to bring several bears to a single bait each night in the better, more remote hunting areas. Bears as large as 600 CIC points (9 feet) and bigger are still taken each season. The red stags of the remote Carpathian Mountains have always been prized and Romania has produced some of the largest stags ever taken. In September the mountain valleys ring with the roaring and clashing of fighting stags. Romania is also one of only two countries in modern Europe where wolf hunting is still allowed and quite successful. There are also good populations of wild boar, which grow to extraordinary sizes in Romania, and excellent roe deer population in the lowlands.